Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) was a contemporary chronicler of the British school of painting and Constable's first and most sympathetic biographer.

He was elected as a Royal Academian in 1816 and this work was painted by a close freiend and fellow academian.


John Gibbons; Reverend B Gibbons; Gibbons family by descent; Chomé Fine Art, Sherborne.

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